“Providing a Popular Service: NZ Railways’ road passenger fleet 1907-1939” by Michael Jarka & Sean Millar. ISBN 978-0-908726-80-6.
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“For anyone interested in New Zealand’s transport heritage, this book will be invaluable.” The New Zealand Railway Observer.
A4 format, staple bound. 68 pages, the covers are printed in colour, other pages in b&w.
A profusely-illustrated list of the many and varied vehicles that served in the fleet of New Zealand’s largest bus and coach operator during its first few decades.
Hanmer Springs Service
Hawke’s Bay Acquisitions 1926
Fleet Additions 1926
Hutt Valley Acquisitions 1927-1928
Inland Canterbury Acquisitions 1928
Trial New Vehicles 1928
First Major Orders 1929-1930
New Leylands 1932-1940
SOS Motors Acquired 1934
New Cadillacs 1934-1938
Acquired South Island Operators 1936
Acquired North Island Operators 1936
Acquired Operators 1937
Acquired Operators 1938
New Tour Cars 1938
Acquired Operators 1939
Non-standard New Vehicles 1939
Index 1 By Fleet Number
Index 2 By Chassis Manufacturer
Index 3 Acquired Fleets.
CHASSIS MANUFACTURERS COVERED:
Albion, Austin, Bedford, Bessemer, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Daimler, Darracq, Dennis, Diamond T, Dodge, Essex, Fargo, Ford, GMC, Graham, Graham-Dodge, Halleys, Hudson, Indiana, International, Leyland, Minerva, Morris, Nash, Oldsmobile, Packard, Pontiac, Reo, Republic, Star Flyer, Stewart, Studebaker, Thornycroft, United, Vauxhall, White, Willys-Knight.
ACQUIRED FLEETS COVERED: G F Anyon (Hutt Valley), Barber and Whetton (Hutt Valley), H R Belcher (Christchurch-Kowhai Bush), the Bell Bus Co (Wellington-Ngaio-Khandallah), C E Bentley (Hutt Valley), C. St. C. Cecil (Hutt Valley), A A Charles (Christchurch-Coalgate), Checkers (Napier-Hastings), Cottrell Brothers (Hutt Valley), S A Crichton (Wellington-Johnsonville), Curran’s Motors (Blenheim-Kaikoura), Dalzell’s Motors (Christchurch-Waikari-Mason’s Flat), A Earl (Dunedin-Roxburgh), Edwards Motors (Auckland tourist, L Fleming (Rotorua), J Gibson (Auckland tourist), G M Harcourt (Hokitika-Okarito), Hare and Sons (Hutt Valley), Hopes Motors (Dunedin-Palmerston), Hunter’s D O T Motors, (Dunedin-Oamaru-Timaru, etc), J A Hunter (Wellington-Titahi Bay), Ingham and Hunter Sports Community Bus Service (Hutt Valley, Kelly’s Motors (Auckland-Cambridge), W E Kusab (K Motor Services, Hamilton-Rotorua-Opotiki), L E Laugeson (Christchurch-Darfield), Lister’s Motors (Christchurch-Timaru-Waimate-Fairlie-Temuka), Markey’s Motors (Auckland-Hamilton), A F Maxwell (Dunedin), Mockett’s Motors (Christchurch-Waiau-Hanmer), the Mount Cook Tourist Co (Lumsden-Manapouri-Eglinton Valley), Newmans Motors (Hokitika southwards), C Newrick Blue Buses (Napier-Hastings, H O Olsen (Hokitika-Rimu), S Pattison, A R Porteous (Garston-Invercargill), Ramsay’s Motors (Christchurch-Akaroa), Read and Smith (Dunedin-Invercargill), J A Reid (Little River and Akaroa), J W Sharpe Sharpe’s Safety Service (Hutt Valley), SOS Motors (Wanganui-Wellington), South Road Services (Dunedin-Tahakopa via Balclutha and Clinton), Walker (Invercargill), R Wallace (Kaitangata-Dunedin), Wanaka Motors (Wanaka-Duendin-Palmerston-Timaru), D H Whittaker (Oamaru-Tokarahi).